Concise Minutes - Finance Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 5 - Tŷ Hywel

Meeting date: Thursday, 29 November 2018

Meeting time: 09.15 - 11.07
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Assembly Members:

Llyr Gruffydd AM (Chair)

Jane Hutt AM

David Rees AM


Andrew Jeffreys, Welsh Government

Steve Davies, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Bethan Davies (Clerk)

Georgina Owen (Deputy Clerk)

Martin Jennings (Researcher)

Joanne McCarthy (Researcher)

Christian Tipples (Researcher)

Gareth Howells (Legal Adviser)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2        Apologies were received from Mike Hedges AM, Neil Hamilton AM, Rhun ap Iorwerth AM and Nick Ramsay AM.



2       Paper(s) to note

2.1 The papers were noted.



2.1   PTN1 - Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance: UK Autumn Budget 2018 - Consequentials to the Wales DEL - 19 November 2018



2.2   PTN2 - Letter from the Assembly Commission: Voluntary Exit Scheme 2018 - 20 November 2018



2.3   PTN3 - Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance - Vacant Land Tax - 20 November 2018



3       Mutual Investment Model: Technical Briefing

3.1 The Committee received a technical briefing on the Mutual Investment Model from Welsh Government officials, Andrew Jeffreys, Director, Welsh Treasury; and Steve Davies, Deputy Director, Innovative Finance.

3.2 The Committee agreed to consider the capital funding strategy of the Welsh Goverment in due course.



4       Autism (Wales) Bill: Consideration of draft report



5       Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill: Consideration of proposed amendments at Stage 2

5.1 The Committee considered and agreed the proposed amendments that it will table to the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill at Stage 2.



6       Financial implications of the forthcoming Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

6.1 The Committee agreed to appoint an Independent Advisor to assist with its financial scrutiny of the forthcoming Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill.



7       Funding of directly funded bodies

7.1 The Committee agreed to write to directly funded bodies and the Welsh Government seeking views on the direction and guidance provided by the Committee when setting their estimates.



8       Consideration of forward work programme

8.1 The Committee considered its forward work programme.



9       The Landfill Disposals Tax (Tax Rates) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

9.1 The Committee noted the statutory instrument.





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